[Advaita-l] A small experiment

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 22:14:05 CST 2012

Namaste Sri Kalyan

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Kalyan K <kalyankc.81 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste Venkatesh-ji,
>>What is the focus of Sruti? Brahman or non Brahman? In Advaita books
>>the focus is more on non Brahman and showing it is Mithya.
> Which advaita book focuses more on non-brahman rather than brahman?
> Please be specific. As far as I know, in the primary works of Sri
> Sankara, the focus is on brahman and its identity with the Atman. In
> fact, Sankara dwells less on avidya and maya and treats them as
> anirvachanIya. Ironically, it is the vaishnavas, who when criticizing
> advaita, dwell more on the nature of avidya. So please tell the names
> of the advaita books that you are talking about, which focus less on
> brahman and more on avidya.
Kindly visit the Vivekachudamani web site-

Count how many times 'God' appears in the text.
Big surprise - Only 2 times total
One in 3rd Sloka One in 476.

This is exactly the point. God is playing a very weak role in Advaita.
Why? Lot of focus on Mayavada. We have to give Saguna Brahma a lot of
importance and reduce the role of Maya.



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